Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, October 12, 2021
    • Tuesday, November 02, 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • Zoom
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    LIANZA CHILDREN & YOUTH SERVICES NETWORK
    Every second Tuesday of the month, 2PM 

    LIANZA is pleased to offer a time and space for children and youth services librarians and library staff to connect in a peer-to-peer network. This network aims to provide support from within the profession for anyone engaging with children, youth, parents and whanau. We invite you to jump online every second Tuesday of the month and to bring your ideas and questions to share with CYS colleagues around the country. From working in partnership with early childhood centres and schools, class visits, engaging teens, holiday programmes, summer reading, use of te reo Māori and sign language in programming there lots to discuss. Where will this take us? Let’s try it and see what happens!

    LIANZA CYS Network – Babytimes
    Tuesday November 2nd @ 2PM

    Sally O’Connell and Amy Hallmark from Waimakariri Libraries will share some of their experiences and ideas for Babytimes, both in the library and online.

    These sessions are fun with interactive songs, rhymes, poems and stories and aimed at babies aged 0-24 months, accompanied by an adult.You can check out their work on https://www.facebook.com/waimakaririlibraries

    Sally is a librarian at Waimakariri Libraries. She runs a weekly Babytimes session in the Rangiora Library and has been presenting preschool sessions for over ten years. Sally is currently seconded to a New Zealand Libraries Partnership Programme job share role as Local Heritage Co-ordinator but still presents a weekly Babytimes session.

    Amy is in her second year of presenting Storytimes at  Waimakariri Libraries. She was excited to come third place SBL Librarian Storyteller of the Year Third Place 2020 and was an inspiring rapper in theWaimakariri Libraries song that won the fourth place in the 2021 IFLA New Professionals Special Interest Group (NPSIG) Song Competition. She also is proudly Sally’s back up for Babytimes.

    LIANZA CYS Network – Creating and running a Teen Advisory Board
    Tuesday Dec 7 @ 2PM

    Deborah Hart at Western Bay of Plenty District Libraries and her work with teens got rave reviews from Glenys Bichan, SLANZA President in our September meet-up. We reached out to Deborah and asked her to share her experiences running and developing a Teen Advisory Board, working with students at intermediate and high school ages). Tune in to hear how to set up a TAB, engage with your teens, create a sense of value, develop collaborative work that is meaningful while being useful to you as the librarian, and work with your local community. There will be opportunities to share your own experiences and advice with the group, and to ask questions – let’s all learn from each other.

    Deborah is children and teens librarian at Western Bay of Plenty District Libraries – Te Puke. She runs a Teen Advisory Board (affectionately called ‘The Tabbies’) with 14 students. This enthusiastic group of teens participate in activities within the community as well as developing and running programmes in the library while learning important leadership, team, and event running skills.

    We are seeking more topics for October onwards  so please send your ideas to ana@lianza.org.nz

      • Wednesday, October 27, 2021
      • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
      • Zoom
      • 321
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      A LIANZA TEL SIG event - The state of open access in Aotearoa New Zealand. How much is behind paywalls?
      Wednesday October 27, 2021 @ 12PM-1PM

      No cost, but registration is required.

      For three years CONZUL has been collecting data on how much of our university research is available to anyone: that is, can the public, health professionals, practitioners, journalists, businesses, policy-makers and research or teaching institutions without subscriptions read (and cite) our work? Who are we publishing with and how much is this costing us on top of subscriptions? How well are we using our institutional repositories? Has the picture changed over the last few years? We’re gradually getting more work in the open, but it’s costing more, and we could be doing a lot better.

      Your presenters: Jess Howie (University of Waikato Research Services Librarian) and Richard White (University of Otago Manager Copyright & Open Access) will answer all these questions and more.

      For details check out the report and infographic from the CONZUL website.

      Please use the register button to RSVP and the Zoom link and password for the session will be emailed to you.

      Please do not share this Zoom link or password.
      RSVP’s and passwords are being used to ensure the Zoom workshops are a ‘safe space’.
      Please ask any colleagues to RSVP to receive the link and password to join.

        • Tuesday, November 02, 2021
        • 1:00 PM
        • Zoom
        • 340
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        LIANZA WEBINAR - EBSCO FOLIO
        Tuesday November 2 @ 1PM

        Massey University Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa has become the first library in Oceania to begin transitioning to the open FOLIO Library Services Platform, with hosting and service support from EBSCO Information Services. 

        FOLIO, an open source project, aims to reimagine library software through a unique collaboration of libraries, developers and vendors. It moves beyond the traditional library management system to a new paradigm, where apps are built on an open platform, providing libraries more choice and delivering new services to users.

        Associate University Librarian, Resources and Technology, Tim Darlington says the FOLIO adoption allows the library to leverage its existing services. “Because Massey is already using EBSCO Discovery Service and EBSCO Holdings and Link Management, patrons will retain a sense of continuity alongside the improvements the new platform will bring.”

        Tim will share at this webinar why Massey chose FOLIO and what the library hopes to get out of it.

        This webinar will be of interest to public, tertiary and special libraries. 

        Read more about EBSCO Folio: https://www.ebsco.com/news-center/press-releases/massey-university-adopts-folio-with-EBSCO-FOLIO

          This webinar will be recorded and made available on https://lianza.org.nz/professional-development/lianza-webinars

          Tim Darlington, Associate University Librarian, Resources & Technology
          I’ve spent much of my professional career at Massey University Library, having worked there twice, first as Electronic Services Librarian and later as Digital Services Manager and now AUL.  In one of those weird twists of fate, the two times were separated by working in a US military library in Kuwait from 2004 to 2006 as a civilian contractor for the wildly misnamed Operation Iraqi Freedom. In another of those weird twists of fate, my cushy path to retirement has been trashed by a late move to put Massey on the bleeding edge of library system technology via implementation of a new-from-scratch system with no existing Australasian customers.

          Please use the register button to RSVP and the Zoom link and password for the webinar will be emailed to you.

          • Please do not share this Zoom link or password.
          • RSVP’s and passwords are being used to ensure the Zoom webinar is a ‘safe space’.
          • Please ask any colleagues to RSVP to receive the link and password to join the webinar.
          • Wednesday, November 10, 2021
          • 7:30 AM
          • Joe’s Garage, 5 Tory Street , Wellington
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          LIANZA SLIS BREAKFAST
          Wednesday November 10 @ 7.30AM

          Will you be in Wellington for the LIANZA Conference? Or are you in Wellington anyway and keen to catch up with your Special Library colleagues?

          LIANZA SLIS has booked a table for breakfast on Wednesday 10th November @ 7.30 am at Joe’s Garage, 5 Tory Street – just a 5 minute walk to Te Papa so we can all be seated and ready for the day’s first keynote presentation.

          Come and join us for a delicious breakfast (at your own cost) and korero with friends and colleagues.

          Check out the menu, and register your interest by RSVPing! 

          Please register by 29 October so numbers can be confirmed with the venue.

          Any questions, please contact SLIS Committee members Ailsa Parker (ailsa.parker@mfe.govt.nz) or Helen Smith (helen.smith@oag.parliament.nz)

            • Thursday, December 02, 2021
            • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
            • Zoom
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            NEURODIVERSITY AND DYSLEXIA - ENGAGING WITH LIBRARIES

            Thursday December 2 @ 2PM-4PM

            LIANZA is delighted to partner with Learning Differences Aotearoa Trust to offer libraries the opportunity to increase awareness, develop understanding and make adaption to better support people who are neurodiverse.

            You will leave this workshop with a better understanding of what neurodiversity means and what it means for those who are neurodiverse. Your increased awareness and understanding will enable you to develop strategies, techniques and adaptations to engage more effectively with a wider range of people in your community. This workshop is led by Chris Cole, Learning Differences Advisor for Learning Differences Aotearoa Trust.

            During this two-hour workshop you will learn what it means to be neurodiverse and the impact this impacts on a person’s ability to engage with their library. You will work with other participants to brainstorm strategies for your library and hear from Saniya Thompson, Community Connections Librarian at Invercargill City Libraries about practical applications and ideas for initiatives.

            I just wanted to say a huge thank you for coming to the library to educate us on dyslexia. The information has made a lasting impression and has been at the forefront of our minds this week, some changes in the library are underway! Amy, Queenstown Library

            This workshop is limited to 30 participants. If there is demand, it may be repeated in early 2022.

            Chris Cole is the Learning Differences Advisor for Learning Differences Aotearoa Trust and has been presenting workshops to parents, educators, children and organisations since 2016. Her presentation style means the information is presented in an articulate, easy to understand, interactive method that builds onto the attendee’s knowledge from their own personal starting point. 

            Chris’s extensive knowledge and expertise comes in part from living as a person with compensated dyslexia and from her dyslexic sons’ schooling journey.  Through her role as Learning Advisor she has helped create and develop a variety of programmes, such as Dyslexia Support Southland, Growing Stars®, and Adult Dyslexia Support Group Southland as well as consulting for government agencies and reference groups on dyslexia and neurodiversity. She is a Dyslexia and Neurodiversity Coach with Unique Minds and is the author of a book about dyslexia “All a Part of Me”.

            Saniya Thompson is a Community Connections Librarian at the Invercargill City Libraries and a formerly an award-winning Community Development Officer. New to the professional library world, Saniya is a long-time public library patron and advocate, she believes library plays an important role in building social capital. She is passionate about people and driving sustainable changes through community engagement.

            Outside of work Saniya can be found in a middle of a kickboxing ring in her international referee capacity or up in the air defying laws of gravity at South Pole Dance aerial studio, which she co-founded in 2015.

              • Tuesday, February 15, 2022
              • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
              • Zoom
              • 11
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              NEURODIVERSITY AND DYSLEXIA - ENGAGING WITH LIBRARIES

              Tuesday February 15 @ 2PM-4PM

              LIANZA is delighted to partner with Learning Differences Aotearoa Trust to offer libraries the opportunity to increase awareness, develop understanding and make adaption to better support people who are neurodiverse.

              You will leave this workshop with a better understanding of what neurodiversity means and what it means for those who are neurodiverse. Your increased awareness and understanding will enable you to develop strategies, techniques and adaptations to engage more effectively with a wider range of people in your community. This workshop is led by Chris Cole, Learning Differences Advisor for Learning Differences Aotearoa Trust.

              During this two-hour workshop you will learn what it means to be neurodiverse and the impact this impacts on a person’s ability to engage with their library. You will work with other participants to brainstorm strategies for your library and hear from Saniya Thompson, Community Connections Librarian at Invercargill City Libraries about practical applications and ideas for initiatives.

              I just wanted to say a huge thank you for coming to the library to educate us on dyslexia. The information has made a lasting impression and has been at the forefront of our minds this week, some changes in the library are underway! Amy, Queenstown Library

              This workshop is limited to 30 participants.

              Chris Cole is the Learning Differences Advisor for Learning Differences Aotearoa Trust and has been presenting workshops to parents, educators, children and organisations since 2016. Her presentation style means the information is presented in an articulate, easy to understand, interactive method that builds onto the attendee’s knowledge from their own personal starting point. 

              Chris’s extensive knowledge and expertise comes in part from living as a person with compensated dyslexia and from her dyslexic sons’ schooling journey.  Through her role as Learning Advisor she has helped create and develop a variety of programmes, such as Dyslexia Support Southland, Growing Stars®, and Adult Dyslexia Support Group Southland as well as consulting for government agencies and reference groups on dyslexia and neurodiversity. She is a Dyslexia and Neurodiversity Coach with Unique Minds and is the author of a book about dyslexia “All a Part of Me”.

              Saniya Thompson is a Community Connections Librarian at the Invercargill City Libraries and a formerly an award-winning Community Development Officer. New to the professional library world, Saniya is a long-time public library patron and advocate, she believes library plays an important role in building social capital. She is passionate about people and driving sustainable changes through community engagement.

              Outside of work Saniya can be found in a middle of a kickboxing ring in her international referee capacity or up in the air defying laws of gravity at South Pole Dance aerial studio, which she co-founded in 2015.

              Past events

              Friday, October 01, 2021 LIANZA Webinar - Facilitating dementia friendly book groups in your library
              Wednesday, September 29, 2021 LIANZA Webinar - Picton Library speaks about working towards being Dementia Friendly
              Tuesday, September 21, 2021 LIANZA SLIS – Virtual Session: Training Videos for Special Libraries
              Thursday, September 09, 2021 LIANZA Professional Registration Meetup - Reflective Practice
              Thursday, September 09, 2021 LIANZA CatSIG Online Sessions
              Thursday, September 02, 2021 Online Hui: LIANZA Evaluation & Impact
              Wednesday, September 01, 2021 LIANZA COVID Meetup - Sole Charge Libraries
              Friday, August 27, 2021 LIANZA COVID Meetup - Supporting the Library & Information Sector Workforce
              Tuesday, August 24, 2021 Online: LIANZA Strategic Leadership Governance Review
              Sunday, August 22, 2021 LIANZA Te Whakakitenga aa Kaimai Annual General Meeting
              Thursday, August 12, 2021 LIANZA Te Upoko o te Ika a Māui AGM & Mid-Winter Celebration
              Wednesday, August 11, 2021 LIANZA Webinar - Online Cenotaph
              Tuesday, August 10, 2021 LIANZA Murihiku AGM
              Tuesday, August 03, 2021 LIANZA TEL SIG Online Session - e-Textbook: the pros & cons
              Wednesday, July 28, 2021 LIANZA SLIS – SLISanine Session#2: Reference Requests Tracking & Reporting in Special Libraries
              Wednesday, July 21, 2021 LIANZA Professional Registration Meetup - Application Process & BoK Mapping
              Wednesday, June 30, 2021 LIANZA Murihiku Mid Winter Event: Introducing the new University of Otago Librarian - Mike Wall
              Friday, June 25, 2021 LIANZA 2021 Books Alive Online Event & Virtual Storytime Q&A
              Tuesday, June 22, 2021 LIANZA SLIS Mid-Winter Social Get Together
              Tuesday, June 22, 2021 LIANZA Webinar - Sex, Sexuality, and the Public Library
              Tuesday, May 25, 2021 LIANZA Webinar - #1Lib1Ref – getting started with one librarian one reference
              Wednesday, May 19, 2021 LIANZA Hikuwai Panel - Libraries and LTPs
              Friday, May 14, 2021 LIANZA Te Whakakitenga aa Kaimai - Networking Morning with LIANZA President Anahera Morehu
              Thursday, May 13, 2021 LIANZA TEL SIG Webinar - Learning from the best: Facing adversity in tertiary librarianship
              Wednesday, May 12, 2021 Inaugural LIANZA SLISanine Session: Purchasing and Licencing eResources: The Challenge for Special Libraries
              Tuesday, May 11, 2021 LIANZA Professional Development Workshop
              Friday, May 07, 2021 LIANZA Professional Development Workshop
              Thursday, May 06, 2021 LIANZA Professional Development Workshop
              Wednesday, May 05, 2021 LIANZA Webinar - Early Literacy Storytimes & Training
              Thursday, April 29, 2021 LIANZA Webinar - Non-Māori librarians and mātauranga Māori: more than ticking the BoKs
              Friday, April 09, 2021 LIANZA Professional Registration Meetup
              Friday, April 09, 2021 Ngā Upoko Tukutuku Tukua Workshop
              Friday, March 26, 2021 IFLA Information Session - Elections
              Wednesday, March 24, 2021 LIANZA SLIS - Innovating and Improving Service Delivery: Lessons from Lockdown
              Thursday, March 18, 2021 LIANZA Workshop: Responding with Empathy to Challenging Behaviours
              Wednesday, March 17, 2021 LIANZA TEL SIG Webinar - Managing stress in the GLAM sector
              Thursday, March 11, 2021 LIANZA Te Upoko o te Ika a Maui - Visit Mīharo with National Librarian, Rachel Esson
              Wednesday, March 10, 2021 LIANZA Murihiku - Youth Librarians Day, Roxburgh Library
              Friday, February 26, 2021 IFLA Asia-Pacific regional webinar on libraries and the SDGs
              Monday, February 22, 2021 Workshop Two: LIANZA Leaders as Coaches – developing people and performance
              Monday, February 15, 2021 Workshop One & Two: LIANZA Leaders as Coaches – developing people and performance
              Monday, February 15, 2021 Workshop One: LIANZA Leaders as Coaches – developing people and performance
              Thursday, February 04, 2021 Tātou Tātou: Gather & Grow LIANZA Tertiary & Research Symposium
              Tuesday, January 26, 2021 LIANZA Ikaroa AGM & National Librarian visit to Palmerston North
              Friday, December 11, 2020 LIANZA TEL SIG - Wrap up for 2020
              Thursday, December 10, 2020 LIANZA Te Upoko o te Ika a Maui - Christmas Event
              Sunday, December 06, 2020 LIANZA Te Whakakitenga aa Kaimai Christmas Quiz
              Wednesday, November 18, 2020 LIANZA Webinar - Abstract Writing
              Tuesday, November 17, 2020 LIANZA Leadership in a Time of Change Panel & LIANZA AGM
              Wednesday, October 28, 2020 LIANZA Webinar - Digital Inclusion & Libraries
              Tuesday, October 27, 2020 LIANZA TELSIG Event: An Open Journal Discussion Group Meeting
              Wednesday, October 14, 2020 LIANZA Otago Southland Social Event - Meet LIANZA President & Executive Director
              Tuesday, October 13, 2020 LIANZA Te Upoko o te Ika a Maui Iso-breaker - Join the (virtual) conversation
              Thursday, October 01, 2020 LIANZA CatSIG Professional Development Online Talks 2020
              Wednesday, September 30, 2020 LIANZA Library Panel - Libraries Looking Forward
              Wednesday, September 30, 2020 LIANZA Webinar - What is Wai 262?
              Monday, August 24, 2020 LIANZA Otago Southland Annual General Meeting
              Wednesday, August 19, 2020 LIANZA Webinar - Digital Inclusion
              Thursday, August 06, 2020 LIANZA Te Upoko o te Ika a Maui - Annual General Meeting
              Tuesday, August 04, 2020 LIANZA TELSIG - Report back from VALA
              Wednesday, July 29, 2020 LIANZA Webinar - Libraries in Times of Economic Downturn
              Wednesday, July 22, 2020 LIANZA Webinar - Wikipedia for Librarians & Archivists
              Monday, July 06, 2020 LIANZA Te Whakakitenga aa Kaimai - Virtual Weekend School
              Wednesday, June 24, 2020 LIANZA Webinar - Connecting and engaging with children and youth in library spaces
              Wednesday, May 27, 2020 LIANZA Meetup NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults Books Alive and Virtual Storytime
              Wednesday, May 20, 2020 LIANZA Meetup - Collecting in a time of COVID-19
              Thursday, May 14, 2020 LIANZA Webinar - Legal Deposit
              Thursday, May 14, 2020 LIANZA & PLNZ Meetup - Sharing Strategies for Contact Tracing
              Thursday, May 07, 2020 LIANZA Lockdown Quiz
              Thursday, May 07, 2020 LIANZA Webinar - Zooming in on Book Clubs
              Wednesday, May 06, 2020 LIANZA Meetup - Makerspaces and online offerings
              Tuesday, May 05, 2020 LIANZA & PLNZ Meetup - Sharing Strategies for Moving to Level 2
              Friday, May 01, 2020 LIANZA #stopforacuppa
              Friday, May 01, 2020 LIANZA & PLNZ MEETUP – Supporting the Library & Information Sector Workforce
              Wednesday, April 29, 2020 LIANZA Professional Registration Meetup
              Friday, April 24, 2020 LIANZA & PLNZ Meetup - Level 3 for Public Libraries
              Wednesday, April 22, 2020 Navigating Rights and Sharing Taonga of Indigenous Communities with Gareth Seymour
              Thursday, April 16, 2020 LIANZA Meetup - Sharing Strategies for Moving Levels
              Tuesday, April 14, 2020 Confidence and Continuity – Managing Public Sector Information during a Pandemic
              Wednesday, April 08, 2020 Bilingial Service Provision with Gareth Seymour
              Tuesday, March 31, 2020 LIANZA Webinar Copyright and Virtual Storytimes Aotearoa Statement
              Wednesday, March 18, 2020 LIANZA Ikaroa Library Experience Day
              Wednesday, March 11, 2020 Penny Guy on Sensory Storytimes - LIANZA Webinar Series 2020
              Thursday, March 05, 2020 LIANZA Otago Southland - An Expansive Approach to Readers’ Advisory (RA) in Libraries
              Wednesday, February 26, 2020 ​LIANZA Marrakesh Treaty & Libraries Webinar
              Tuesday, February 18, 2020 LIANZA Lunchtime Event - The Research Process: A Presentation & Panel Discussion
              Wednesday, December 04, 2019 LIANZA SLIS - Wellington Christmas Party & Quiz
              Monday, November 25, 2019 LIANZA Otago Southland - The Reference Interview
              Tuesday, November 05, 2019 Turning Your Conference Presentation into a Paper
              Tuesday, October 29, 2019 LIANZA Te Whakakitenga aa Kaimai Library Assistant's Day
              Monday, October 21, 2019 LIANZA Annual General Meeting
              Wednesday, October 16, 2019 LIANZA Accessibility SIG Marrakesh Get Together
              Thursday, September 26, 2019 The "So What?" of Libraries - Developing Next-Generation Measures, Metrics, Impact, and Evaluation
              Thursday, September 26, 2019 GLAM Futures and Foresight - Better Strategic Thinking for Cultural Institutions
              Saturday, September 21, 2019 LIANZA Hikuwai Professional Registation Workshop & AGM
              Thursday, September 19, 2019 LIANZA Otago Southland - The Reference Interview
              Thursday, August 22, 2019 Lunchtime with LIANZA SLIS: When Disaster Strikes
              Friday, August 02, 2019 LIANZA Te Upoko o te Ika a Maui Library Assistant's Day